1930s Rogers Peet chesterfield overcoat

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This vintage overcoat was made in the 1930s by high-end clothier Rogers Peet. The coat was purchased at their Boston location, 104 Tremont Street, by an A. Leighton of 10 Chauncy Street, Cambridge, Massachusetts. He wore the coat until 1948, evidenced by a postal insurance form dated February 18th, 1948 and a checking deposit slip dated February 24, 1948, both found in the breast pocket and included with the coat. The coat is about as classic as they come. It is a chesterfield, with a three button fly front (rolled to the second button) and a velvet collar. It is made of some of the finest, densest wool I have felt. Absolutely the quality you would expect from Rogers Peet. It has flapped pockets and a vented back with two buttons to close the vent. The coat is luxuriantly fully lined.. There is a small button which allows the lapels to be buttoned up against the Boston winters.

Chest (pit to pit): 22″ (doubled = 44″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25-1/2″
Length (base of collar to hem): 42″

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1930s button front leather jacket

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This vintage leather jacket was made in the 1930s. It is an early style of utility jacket, with a button front and a shirt style collar. There are handwarmer pockets with snap tab closure, and d ring adjuster belts for the back and cuffs. The jacket is cotton lined, with two buttoned “pistol pockets”, like found on G-1 flight jackets.

Chest (pit to pit): 21″ (doubled = 42″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 23″
Length (base of collar to hem): 26-1/2″

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1950s Western Roebucks jacket

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This vintage western jacket was made in the 1950s and was sold by Sears under the Roebuck’s label. Roebucks was, at the time, their house brand for westernwear- mostly jeans and denim jackets, but also fancier items like this. I have had several other jackets made by the same manufacturer (same factory labels, same cut and detailing), all sold under different store labels, so somewhere there was a factory producing these to be sold under house labels. The jacket is made of tweed and has peak lapels, a scalloped front yoke, pleated front and scalloped pocket flaps. The back has a fancy yoke and deep dual pleats. It is fully lined, and according to the tag, the model name was the Guardsman.

Chest (pit to pit): 23-1/2″ (doubled = 47″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 19-1/2″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 25″
Length (base of collar to hem): 31″

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1930s Nite Hawks MC Detroit kidney belt

This vintage black leather kidney belt was made in the 1930s and was personalized by a member of the early motorcycle club, the Nite Hawks. This, along with the original owner’s 1930s Schott jacket (which I do not have) came out of a Baltimore, Maryland estate, although it appears that the Nite Hawks Motorcycle Club was based out of Detroit. It has wonderful round, flat, riveted studwork, and a three buckle fastening. the bottom belt has two studs.
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Stetson 7x Beaver 50

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This vintage hat was made in the 1960s by the John B. Stetson company. It is the Stetson 7x Beaver 50, which coexisted with the 7X clear beaver quality and later replaced it. This hat cost $50 at the time, and was one of the more expensive of Stetson’s offerings. This one dates from the end of the run, and bears the silkscreened last drop liner instead of the earlier embroidered version. The sweatband is a high quality brown one, which Stetson continued to put in these top of the line hats after they were discontinued in the lower priced models. It has a laced rear and has a stamp from Joseph’s Men’s Shop- Austin, Texas.

Size: 7-/3/8
Brim Width: 3″
Crown Height: 5″

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1950s Rittenhouse fedora hat

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This vintage fedora was made by Rittenhouse and sold by Blocks. It has a center dent with pinches, a wide black band with a streamlined bow and a bound brim. Inside is a brown leather sweatband.

Size: 7-1/8
Brim Width: 1-7/8″
Ribbon Width: 1-7/8″
Crown Height: 5″

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1941 Scotch Woolen Mills peak lapel suit

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This vintage suit was made in 1941 by the Scotch Woolen Mills, a Chicago, Illinois based tailoring company. The suit has a typically 1930s cut, with a high degree of waist supression. It is single breasted, with a two button closure and wide, pointy peak lapels. The suit is half-lined (as opposed to the more typical skeleton/petal lining of the era) in a floral jacquard fabric. The pants are zipper fly, with an early Talon zipper. They are straight cut and cuffed. The fabric is a wonderful deep burgundy with red and orange stripes. It’s a nice change from usual brown suits, and is surprisingly easy to coordinate colors with.

Jacket
Chest (pit to pit): 21″ (doubled = 42″)
Shoulder to shoulder: 18″
Sleeve (shoulder to cuff): 26″
Length (base of collar to hem): 28″

Pants:
Waist: 17″ (doubled = 34″)
Inseam: 31″
Outseam: 42-1/2″
Rise: 11-1/2″
Thigh:12″
Cuff: 10-1/2″

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